Higher charges for passengers departing from the 14 regional airports operated by Fraport Greece go into effect as of April 11th 2017.
In accordance with the provisions of the ratification law of the Greek state concession contract on departing passenger charges and with immediate effect as of April 11, 2017, departing passengers from the airports of Aktion, Zakynthos, Thessaloniki, Kavala, Kerkyra (Corfu), Kefalonia, Kos, Mykonos, Rhodes, Samos, Santorini, Skiathos & Chania are subject to charges per passenger as follows:
For PSO routes passenger charge 12€ plus 1,5€ security charge plus VAT 24% on total – final charge 16,74€
For remaining routes passenger charge 12€ plus 1,5€ security charge plus VAT 24% on security charge alone -final charge 13,86€
Astra Airlines will subsidize the additional charge amount on all tickets issued so far with prior departing passengers charge rates, regardless of the passengers departure date.
The higher charges went into effect the same day Greece formally completed the transfer of the regional airports to Fraport Greece.
Greece has formally completed the transfer of 14 regional airports to a consortium led by Germany’s Fraport AG, in a privatization that is a key element of the country’s bailout program.
The Greek state privatization agency says that under the deal signed on April 11th the consortium has paid a 1.23 billion-euro ($1.3 billion) lump sum.
It said additional state revenues from an annual lease and a share in airport earnings will reach a total 10 billion euros ($10.62 billion) over the 40-year concession period.
The deal has already been cleared by the European Commission. It had been initially due to come into effect last year.
Privatization of the 14 regional airports was one of Greece’s creditors’ demands in the second bailout. And the third.
PS If I am not wrong, PSO routes are within the European Union.